Somethings wrong with you I see your eyes have turned a shade of empty In my arms you pushed aside wondered if you'd ever be allright again and try to fix whats going on inside of you

theres no reason to be afraid you can't blame yourself for the worlds mistakes now its time to let it go
look out look in and realize you allways get so carried away theres times and things you can never change don't get so carried away

even now you hide behind thouse imatations in your mind through every act from the middle to the end you have paved the part as your only friend steal the rush from the hands of time and they'll never catch up with you

theres no reason to be afraid you can't blame yourself for the worlds mistakes now its time to let it go
look out look in and realize you allways get so carried away theres times and things you can never change don't get so carried away

you need to find out whats for real and oh how I wish you would understand and listen

look out look in and realize you allways get so carried away look out look in and realize you allways get so carried away theres times and things you can never change don't get so carried away look out look in and realize you allways get so carried away theres times and things you can never change dont get so carried away




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    MemoryThis song affects me in a personal way because there is a traumatic experience in my past that I haven't yet fully recovered from. I've moved on from it, but the memories still linger in the back of my mind at times.

    Anyway.. I think the song is about the process of getting over an experience that overpowers the person in a way that they get "carried away" with their emotions revolving around that period. Brent is telling that person to not let it overcome him/her. He's trying to get through to the person by letting them know that he's there and willing to help in any way he can, even though she is shutting him out ("in my arms you pushed aside"). And by saying "you can't blame yourself for the world's mistakes" he's saying that she shouldn't blame herself for the often-cruel nature of people. (IE: whoever hurt her in the first place) "There's times and things you can never change, don't get so carried away": Simply put, you shouldn't dwell on things that you have no possible chance of changing.. all you can do is let it go.

    That's my take on it. This song always comforts me when I feel overpowered by the emotions and memories from that experience. I just love the lyrics.. it's so sweet and reassuring.. there's a guy like this who I've pushed away for quite some time and this song reminds me so much of him and what he says to me all the time.
    forever_dreameron December 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI got the new Shinedown CD which is wicked good, but I also got this song from Best Buy as a single its great!
    Its seems like someone thats hiding from past experinces, and dwells on it constantly and get to "Carried Away"..............
    AKSSOULBRIDEon October 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about someone who faces alot of troubles, and it's tearing him apart..

    "theres no reason to be afraid you can't blame yourself for the worlds mistakes now its time to let it go"

    > n everytime he can't face it he feels insecure, and then starts blaming himself for everything .

    "look out look in and realize you allways get so carried away"

    > i like this part as he's telling him to notice how people are living and they can overcome their problems .. unlike him he gets too emotional about it and desperate
    so, he's telling him to learn to let go and cope with his or ppl's faults that is affecting him somehow..

    "even now you hide behind thouse imatations in your mind through every act from the middle to the end"

    > I'm not sure about this.. but I think that person is imagining the situation in his mind in a different way that makes it even more difficult for him.

    "you have paved the part as your only friend steal the rush from the hands of time and they'll never catch up with you"

    > I can't figure it out.. but maybe it means that he's taking too long to recover

    Finally, "you need to find out whats for real and oh how I wish you would understand and listen"

    > He's telling him to wake up.. and face the real life ..and instead of losing hope ..he can learn from his past

    Hope that made sense =) wud like to hear other opinions abt it ..
    RoseRose15417on June 24, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationGreat interpretations! For me. This song always reminds me of my best friend. He has seen the worst in people and still finds the beauty in them. He takes the world on his shoulders and thinks its his responsibility to police the assholes that give male-types a bad name. He feels guilty when any man anywhere does something shity. Its one of the reasons i love him, but sometimes i just feel like popping him in the head because he doesn't realize how spectacular he is while he's lumping himself in with those kinds of people.
    This is what I want to say to him sometimes.
    ChloeOldBeanon March 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's funny when i hear this song it reminds me of Genesis from Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII.
    auradiabloson April 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentBrent has said this song is about himself. He tries to take on so many things and he just needs to keep reminding himself that he can't get carried away and can't fix everything.
    shinedown88on January 20, 2011   Link

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